Sword & Plough

Last week, I spied the cutest tote on the arm of someone and had to follow up with them to get the details.  The tote was made by Sword & Plough, a company headquartered in Colorado and started by two sisters.  While in college, one of the sisters (who was an active-duty officer) realized that the armed forces generates a massive amount of waste from used gear and clothing.  She created these high-end bags from this "waste" and  the company relies on a veteran work force and donates ten percent of their profits to initiatives that benefit veterans and their families.  Inc. did a neat profile of the company that you can read here.  The Signature Tote is my favorite item, but if I hadn't found a solid Weekender Bag earlier this year, I'd have my eye on one of those, too.